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The Convergence of BioPharma and Digital Medicine

Dr. Eric Topol

Our newfound capability of digitizing the medical essence of human beings with biosensors, imaging, sequencing and other biologic omics (A “Google Medical Map” of Each Individual) will be the foundation for a new era of medicine — one that is datafied and democratized. Most of the leading biopharma companies have already begun to embrace digital medicine, through partnerships with online health communities, particularly Patients Like Me or via biosensors in a variety of conditions including Read More >

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From BioGENEius to Champion of Biotech

BioGENEius Challege

After losing a friend to cancer at a young age, I knew that I would dedicate my life to improving the lives of others who suffered from disease. At that young age it was difficult for me to fathom why, after a colossal investment of time and money into research, there was still no cure for cancer. In high school, I was fortunate enough to find myself working in the lab of Dr. Marek Los, Read More >

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10 Days Until BIO 2015: Official Bloggers Preview

Next week, we will be introducing you to BIO’s Official Bloggers, writers who are on top of the biotechnology beat, and will be covering BIO2015 on BIOtechNOW and their own blogs.  Until then, here’s a snapshot of what you’ll be seeing more of over the next two weeks: Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Blog John T. Aquino reports on a media conference call with BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood and Scott Whitaker, BIO’s COO and President Read More >

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Life Science Leader Asks: Are you Ready for a Grant-Funding QA Audit?

Life Science Leader

In my second installment of a four-part series interviewing Peter Young, executive-in-residence with A.M. Pappas & Associates, he shared insights on how to prepare for a QA grant-funding audit – a lesson he learned the hard way. Check out my interview, which will include lessons that won’t be a part of his 2015 BIO International Convention session, Inventing Your Own Hub: Evolving Institutional Models for Translational Medicine, (June 16, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m., Room 105AB) Here Read More >

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13 Days Until BIO 2015: Moneyball: Acing the Big Pharma/Small Biotech Deal

BIO Business Networking

In just a few weeks, thousands of players in the pharma and biotech industry will converge on Philadelphia for BIO 2015 seeking knowledge, insight and, for many, the ultimate goal – new partnerships. Collaboration is often the key to success for emerging biotech companies and big pharma alike as it can open the door to new markets, influencers and revenue streams. In oncology, deals between established pharmaceutical companies and early-stage biotechs are especially relevant and Read More >

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